The Era of the 28-Gauge
The 28-gauge dates to 1903 when infamous American shotgun manufacturer Parker Bros. offered it as an option for its double-barreled shotguns. Over time, this gauge has survived the tests of time largely because the skeet shooters rolled it into their four-gauge competitions: 12, 20 and 28 gauges and the .410 bore. Until now, its effective use as a hunting shotgun has, in my opinion, been limited to smaller gamebirds like doves, quail and partridge. The new 3-inch version opens up great new possibilities for hunting larger gamebird species.